Articles by: Grazyna Zajdow

Author Biography:

Grazyna Zajdow is Associate Professor of Sociology at Deakin University where she has taught for many years. Her research interests have been the experience and social effects of drugs and alcohol and feminist sociology. She was a co-editor of Arena Magazine and is Associate Editor of Arena (third series).

Resizing Psychology, by Grazyna Zajdow

Mark Furlong's Re-sizing Psychology in Public Policy and the Private Imagination (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)

Informit: Resizing psychology [Book Review]

Review(s) of: Re-sizing psychology in public policy and the private imagination, by Mark Furlong, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

Informit: Gender and the challenges of feminism

Feminist theory and analysis, with some notable exceptions, has always had the difficult task of cramming itself into the hegemonic theories of the day. This is as true of the writing in Arena as any - where else. But reviewing the writing on women, feminism and gender over fifty years, it can also be seen that feminism has chiselled out its own place (or places, depending on whether you believe there is a single narrative…

Informit: Jazz, gender and addiction

Review(s) of: Born to be blue, Directed by Robert Budreau, 2015), Miles ahead, Directed by Don Cheadle, 2015).

Genocide in Myanmar? by Grazyna Zajdow

The plight of the Rohingya

Surrogacy Is to Prostitution … by Grazyna Zajdow

When the desire for children makes the exploitation of women OK

Informit: ‘The trap’: how freedom took over the world

Informit: [Collection of three articles on rethinking drug and alcohol policy in the contemporary era]

Informit: The life of the righteous [Book Review]

Review(s) of: Righteous dopefiend, by Philippe Bourgois and Jeff Schonberg, University of California Press, Berkeley, 2010.

Informit: Travelling to WOMADelaide

I am doing my yearly road trip with my friend Carole. As we have done for the last three years, we drive to Adelaide on Friday and return on Monday. In between we listen and dance to music, and occasionally see some street theatre or art.We feast on what is called WOMADelaide, that music festival begun in England in 1982 by Peter Gabriel. It could be the cynical middle-aged critic's bonanza of bile - but…

Informit: Alcopops

The spectacle that was the downfall of the alcopops tax in the Senate in its first iteration was a strange mixture of stupid political brinkmanship, ideological mumbo-jumbo and a profound denial of reality. Now that there is the possibility that the Opposition will pass it in its second life, it is worth thinking about what it all means. Perhaps some background is called for.

Informit: The (gendered) art of dance